About Chinese Medicine

It’s natural, holistic and best of all – it’s safe and relaxing

In ancient China, Traditional Chinese Medicine .doctors saved lives and stopped plagues. It was expected for every Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor to have ‘healing hands’ – it was not a gift, it was a must.

Over thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has evolved to remain relevant and effective in solving health issues we face in our lifetime Chinese Medicine has many branches including:

  • acupuncture
  • Chinese herbs
  • nutritional therapy
  • massage (Tuina)
  • breath work (qigong and taichi).

You can use this system with all its remarkable history and effectiveness to restore good health, and to maintain good health – an important step that is often overlooked.

Qi

The ancient Chinese found that life is dependent on a vital energy called “Qi” (pronounced chee).

Qi travels and circulates throughout your body along pathways (called meridians) which connect every part of your body together into one amazing system.

It’s a bit like the postal truck which drives around the country delivering letters and parcels. It helps us to nurture healthy relationships with distant friends and family.

See Qi in action

Western perspective

From a Western medical point of view, it is understood that acupuncture influences a number of physiological functions. These include:

  • pain relief by releasing endorphins and monoamines (your body’s natural pain-killers).
  • happiness and mood by releasing serotonin.
  • immunity by releasing white blood cells to fight inflammation, and restoring proper blood and lymph circulation in diseased areas

W.H.O. research

In an official report published in 2003, the World Health Organisation documented 108 symptoms, diseases

and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be aided effectively by acupuncture.

British Medical Journal

In 2001, the British Medical Journal (vol.323, n. 7311) published the results of two large-scale studies showing that the benefits of acupuncture far outweigh any negative side effects. The few post-acupuncture complaints were minor and short-lived, lasting less than a week, with no serious adverse events. In fact complications from acupuncture are “remarkably rare and transient” (with a 0.1 – 0.7% chance of occurring).

Traditional Acupuncture is a very powerful preventative medicine that helps people become and remain strong and healthy. Because acupuncture is relaxing, many patients seek regular maintenance sessions to cope with daily stresses and for general relaxation.

When performed by a formally trained and fully insured professional such as myself, Chinese Medicine is extremely safe. For your convenience please check our comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions on Acupuncture here.

Do you want a safe, natural and relaxing way to regain your health?

For a personalised plan or if you have questions about Traditional Acupuncture contact us today.

WE ARE OPEN

Dear patients, I would like to let you know that I will continue to stay open throughout lockdown. As a healthcare provider, I give Acupuncture treatments for medical issues and purposes, and therefore, I will be able to continue to practise. I look forward to continuing to be of service to our community. Tiziana – York Traditional Acupuncture.